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Gabriel Byrne

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Gabriel Byrne began acting with the Abbey Theatre. He later joined the Royal Court Theatre in London.

Segueing into feature films, Mr. Byrne made his screen debut in John Boorman's Excalibur. His many subsequent features include Costa-Gavras' Hanna K., Ken Russell's Gothic, Mary Lambert's Siesta, Joel and Ethan Coen's Miller's Crossing, Stephen

Gyllenhaal's A Dangerous Woman, Gillian Armstrong's Little Women, Bryan Singer's Academy Award-winning The Usual Suspects, Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, Larry Bishop's Mad Dog Time (a.k.a. Trigger Happy), Stephen Surjik's HBO film Weapons of Mass Distraction, Mary McGuckian's This is the Sea and upcoming The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Randall Wallace's The Man in the Iron Mask, Tony Scott's Enemy of the State, Rupert Wainwright's Stigmata, Peter Hyams' End of Days, David Cronenberg's Spider, Dylan Kidd's P.S., and, for Focus Features, Mira Nair's Vanity Fair.

In addition to his work in front of the camera, he has been a producer on several movies. Among these are Mike Newell's Into the West (in which he also starred), Jim Sheridan's Academy Award-nominated In the Name of the Father, David Keating's The Last of the High Kings (which he also wrote and starred in), Martin Donovan's Somebody is Waiting (in which he also starred), Terence Ryan's The Brylcreem Boys (in which he also starred), and John Forte's Mad About Mambo.

Returning to the stage, Mr. Byrne earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance as James Tyrone Jr. in the 2000 Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten (directed by Daniel Sullivan).

His autobiography, Pictures in My Head, was published in 2001.

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Gabriel Byrne Facts

BirthdayMay 12, 1950 (72)
BirthplaceDublin, Ireland
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Gabriel Byrne compared to you?
Awards2009 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor In A Television Series - Drama (for In Treatment)

Selected Filmography

The Land Before Time
The 33
End of Days
Louder Than Bombs
The Land Before Time: The Complete Collection
Because I Said So
Little Women
The Usual Suspects
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